Once the paint dried, there was not much left but to install the drawer-shelf (with a piano hinge):
Here it is closed:
And then glue and attach the main hatch (I put 2 screws up from the inside to hold the hinge as well) and here she is:
Then the final step was carrying it upstairs and installing an anti-tip kit and one screw through the back into a stud (just to be extra safe as this thing is really tall lol):
And the critics love it!
I think my daughter likes it just as much as my son, but she just woke up from a power nap so she’s easily impressed…
What an adventure this project turned out to be. It was delayed for about 4 months by the “Polar Vortex”, but in the end, everything worked out.
And the moon nightlight on the wall above it is the perfect accessory! Now my little astronaut has a place to store some books and toys. Thanks for following along!
This project officially started on August 4th, 2013. Nearly a year later, it went from a rough sketch to completed and set up in my sons room. Between my back, the nasty winter and some operations, this is the longest running project I’ve ever completed!
Time today: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Total Time: 21 hours, 30 minutes.